They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.
Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
It's time to refresh your closet for the colder days ahead. Swap your gently used clothing and accessories for some sweet new finds. Because one man's trash is another man's fash!
Clothing swaps are a great way to downsize your closet and give life to pre-loved items by shopping sustainably in an eco-friendly and socially conscious way. Bring your friends, grab a drink in the caf an...
Gladstone's Vintage Boozaar has joined the Vintage Crawl Toronto for another night of vintage glory!
Dig through heaps of crushed velvet, french lace, and Irish wool before finding the perfect vintage turtleneck. Pick up a new/old china set because youve been drinking a lot more tea lately or a new/old record because youve been spending a lot more time indoors. Maybe take this opportunity t...
The Iron Throne is still up for grabs so gather your allies and don your finest furs because winter has come to the Dragonstone Hotel this Halloween.
All Seven kingdoms are invited to West Queen Westeros for an epic final reunion. So whether youre a Stark or Lannister or belong to some other house, or if youre real shady like the Red Queen or Little Finger, our guards will still let you in....
Club Kidz and ILL NANA/ DiverseCity Dance Co. Present
Child's Play: A Kids Radical, Queer and Trans Positive Family Halloween Dance Party!
This is also a 10 Year Anniversary Fundraiser for the Amazing
ILL NANA/ DiverseCity Dance Co.
Please support Queer/Trans Racialized Dance Artists who have been supporting community for years!
$10 per adult / PWYC - No one Turned ...
A very spoooooooky edition of The Bunz Flea is coming your way!!
Still the same unique market featuring local artisans who will be accepting both trades and cash in exchange for their goods or services, PLUS a giant open trading area, but this time with a little bit of haunting in the air!
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
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Join us for the final Harvest Wednesdays dinner of the season on November 1st with Chef Jamie Kennedy! Together with the Gladstone's Chef de Cuisine, Rudy Boquila and Sous Chef Anne Novo, the chefs and local food advocates will be incorporating seasonal produce picked just the day before from Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. and other Ontario producer partners.
ABOUT HARVEST WEDNESDAYS
Amelia Curran is a Juno-Award winning songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Currans music is distinguished by her intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in their depths. Over the course of a decade, Curran has built a shoreline of song, a place of radical, perpetual collision of matter and form. Even as she leads us to t...
We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of the Venus Fest sessions with our friends at the Gladstone Hotel.
Our first session presents:
with Dorothea Paas
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar
1214 Queen Street West
Thursday November 2nd
Doors at 8PM, 19
Amelia Curran is a Juno-Award winning songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Curran’s music is distinguished by her intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in their depths.
Over the course of a decade, Curran has built a shoreline of song, a place of radical, perpetual collision of matter and form. Even as she leads us...
A new interactive Game Night in the heart of the West End at the Gladstone Hotel. The Melody Bar will be filled with games, comedy, prizes, and best of all drag queens!
Each month we will have a new series of interactive games, comedy and queens to keep the excitement going.
Join Crystal Queer, Priyanka Queen, Aura Nova and Atmos Fierce in rounds of Shady Charades and more!!
Lots of prizes to b...
ALRIGHT YOU NO-GOOD STUDENTS:
CLASS IS IN SESSION
FRIDAY SEPT 15th @ THE Gladstone Hotel
ITS TIME TO SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT WITH OUR 80s VIDEO DANCE PARTY AS OUR HOMECOMING DANCE FOR ALL STUDENTS OF THE 80s
DRESS UP: 80s COSTUMES AREN'T JUST ENCOURAGED; THEY'RE MANDATORY FOR OUR COSTUME CONTEST!
THINK BREAKFAST CLUB, FOOTLOOSE, BREAKIN', PRETTY IN PINK, FERRIS BUELER'S DAY OFF,...
You like to wait until the last minute to do your Xmas shopping, and that's okay! Drop into the Gladstone Holiday Flea, a happy place where there are no busy parking lots or endless line-ups and you can still check everyone off your listwith a mimosa in hand!
Visit with 20 vendors read personal shoppers who can help you pick out the right gift that is sure to give you extra points for being...
VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS MARKET ARE NOW OPEN
Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/j50t3PJMLErZKZ4D2
This very special edition of The Bunz Flea is happening on a SUNDAY just in time to get a good start or finish on your holiday shopping.
The Bunz flea is a unique market where local artisans and craftspeople exchange their goods and services for both cash and trades! Not to mention the free for a...